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Archive for September, 2008

Ofcom publishes 2nd consultation into the future of PSB

  • £145-235 million of replacement public funding needed by 2012 to keep public service programmes in addition to the BBC
  • New research shows the high value which audiences put on having more than one PSB provider
  • Proposals to reduce PSB obligations on ITV from next year to sustain viewers’ priorities until 2014

From OFCOM

Neil Postman and public service media

Writing on my thesis Im looking for reason why we have something called public service media (formely known as public service broadcasting).

“More people now than ever before -I don’t mean scholars, but just ordinary people – are very much interested in the kinds of effects that media has, not just on children but on politics, on social life, even on the idea of consumership[…] Aldous Huxley was talking about this 50 years ago, when he said it wasn’t so much the un-truth of information, but the complete irrelevance of information that was going to be the problem in the end. You keep people distracted, and keep them from addressing the issues they need to address, by flooding them with all sorts of information with which they can do nothing.”

Neil Postman (adbusters magazine nov/dec 2001. no.38)

qouted from wikipedia:

Postman delivered a speech at the National Convention for the Teachers of English in 1969 titled “Bullshit and the Art of Crap-Detection”. In it Postman encouraged teachers to help their students “distinguish useful talk from bullshit”. He argued that it was the most important skill students could learn, and that teaching it would help students understand their own values and beliefs.

Timbuktu – Tack för kaffet (Thanks for the coffee:)

Hentet fra NRKbeta:

Den svenske artisten Timbuktu lanserer sin siste single – på Piratebay.

Alla vil til himlan, men ingen vil dø

Doc on the grassroot movement to Swedish wiretapping

If it can happen in Sweden it can happen anywhere. The law is coming Jan 2009 in Sweden.

The Black Keys – Your Touch

Open Source vs Internet Explorer

Google’s new browser Chrome is fast because of the Århus-developed javascript engine V8. But the new Firfox 3.1 will be faster with their TraceMonkey. These two open source developed browsers seems to be faster and better developed than Internet Explorer.

So here might be an example of the stronger open source commnunity compared to the propriatory product community surrounding Internet Explorer.

Duffy – Rockferry

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